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Teen shot hours after his graduation while trying to stop men from harassing a woman

By Mason White 11:40 AM May 30, 2017
LeDajrick Cox and the suspect (right)
LeDajrick Cox and the suspect (right)
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) A family is devastated over the senseless shooting that killed a fine young man.

18-year-old LeDajrick Cox, 18, of Dallas, Texas, had a lot going for him.

He was looking forward to playing college football at Navarro College or Prairie View University.

However, his life was cut short when he was gunned down after trying to keep a woman safe.

The incident occurred a few hours after Cox graduated high school.

Cox was out with friends celebrating their graduation when they decided to stop at a 7-Eleven on Sunday at 1:45 a.m.

As his female friend exited the store, three men in a white Kia Optima, began cat-calling her. Cox stepped in to defuse the situation and then drove away with his friends.

The men in the Kia, followed the group, pulled alongside them, and fired a few shots. Three teenagers in the car were hit.

All of them were taken to a hospital. Cox, who was hit in the head, died from his injuries while his friends are recovering.

Police released a photo of one of the suspects, and are asking the public in help in identifying him.